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Gunner's Mate 3c Lowell R. Nelson - MIA

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Grand Forks, ND
County: Grand Forks
World War II - MIA
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944 / Age: 28
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve

Died while in MIA status. Killed aboard the USS Birmingham (CL-62) when attempting to rescue crew and fight fires alongside the stricken carrier USS Princeton (CVL-23) during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, and Memorial Park South in Grand Forks, ND.